The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

5th July, 2015


Please note all three Masses tomorrow (Wednesday, July 8) will be Requiem Masses for Alaister's eternal repose.


6th July, 2015

The Fathers and lay Faithful of the Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman offer their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alaister Lim. All of us have been deeply edified by Alaister’s faithful love of Christ and His Church, in life and in death. We now join in prayer for Alaister, that he might enter into the blessed peace and joy of the Most Holy Trinity, in Heaven.

Fr Colin Marshall will celebrate Alaister’s funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, 8th July, at 10.30 am.

Here in Melbourne, a Low Requiem Mass will be offered by Fr Glen Tattersall PP at St Patrick’s Cathedral, at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 8th July.

A Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for Alaister’s eternal repose on Saturday, 11th July, at 10.30 am, at St Aloysius’ Caulfield North (this will replace the previously scheduled 10 am Low Mass). Holy Mass will be followed by the Absolution at the Catafalque.

Requiescat in pace.


Today, Mary Doogan (this year’s Life Dinner speaker) will speak after Solemn Mass at St Aloysius’, on “The right to conscientious objection and the freedom of choice - for all!”

Children’s catechesis: ,following our pilot day, we are finalising the programme for catechism for children (including music as well as catechesis) on Saturdays from 10 am – Noon, during school term. We anticipate commencing on Saturday, 18th July. Those who were at the pilot day are already registered. Other interested parents are asked to register with the Secretary; Fr Tattersall is also available to assist with any inquiries. All children of school age are eligible to participate.

Short course on the Divine Office:, this will commence in late July. Further details will be provided in the near future.

Retreats for Men & Women, given by the monks of St Joseph’s Abbey, Flavigny:, in December, the monks of Flavigny return to Hartzer Park, Bowral (NSW) to give retreats and recollections to men and women. Please see the posters and flyers in the vestibule for further information.

  • Newman Fellowship for Young Adults

    Join our young adult's group, learn more about the Faith and make new friends!

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  • Catechesis Classes

    Fortnightly Catechesis based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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  • Bible Study Classes

    No previous knowledge is required, and everyone is welcome.

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  • Newman Parish Facebook Page

    Check out our Facebook Page which contains news and other items.

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  • Psallamus - Our Mixed Choir

    Psallamus is our regular choir - further information and recordings are available here.

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  • The Wolff Organ

    The organ is of very high historical and musical significance as one of only two two-manual organs built by J.W. Wolff to survive intact

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Our YouTube Channel

Here you will find videos of parish events, with an emphasis on key homilies.

Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

Bishop Meeking has visited us for Holy Week for five years in a row. Herein lie some of his marvellous homilies

Homily on our 10th Anniversary

Bishop Elliott celebrated Mass at St Aloysius' on 3rd February, 2013 to mark our 10th anniversary.